|confused but don't give up on writing|
So you are all geared up to write
your first book be it fiction or nonfiction. The biggest question that pops in
your head is what to write on or how to choose a subject. I will try to choose
your dilemma, by giving you few pointers:
a)Visit Nearby Book Store- Most of the first time authors ask me,
how to choose the publisher or how one knows what is the flavour of the season.
My sincere advice to them, please visit the nearest book store. See which books
are best sellers in different genre. It is also important to do a first-hand
research, on what publisher is publishing what kind of literature. Shristi or
Penguin metro read might be good option for the chic literature authors.
Whereas serious authors might approach Westland, Penguin etc.
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b)Join Discussion Session- These days internet is abuzz with
discussion rooms, members talk about different subjects. A wannable author
should join the discussion forums related to his topic and understand the
public opinion . This is a wonderful way of getting first hand research. Please
remember that few of these members will pick up your book. So associating with
them is important. A word of caution, don’t start selling your book on these platforms,
they will block you as spam. Always
remember you are there to research and to feel the pulse.
c)Real Life Experiences
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- Write on something that is close to your
heart, with which you can relate to. It can be anything like marriage, child
rearing, dreams and goals, teenage problem, dysfunctional family etc. If you
can weave a book around real life experiences, you will be more passionately
involved and will do complete justice to the topic.
d)Online research- Do a massive online research, see what is the
most searched item on the
Visit different sites like flipkart, ebay, amazon and look for the best sellers and also
the recommended category. This will definitely guide you as what is clicking in
the market. Not only you will be clear with your thought process, but also book
blue print will emerge.
e)Set Deadline- Please take my words on this, set deadline. No
research can be endless this means you are just killing time and is not serious
about writing. So set deadline, that by what date and month you will finish the
research work and will get on with actual writings.